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Feb 22, 2012 9:00pm CST
extended winter storm watch into chicago area running through tomorrow night evening rush hour tomorrow might be a picnic. like rainfall to the area this morning dusting of snow fall here is the storm saskatchewan screamer south central canada over canada diving into the country with 80 degree warmth humidity on the south side by about 11:00 tomorrow area of snow fall developing cut across the southern suburbs. rainfall kankakee. over to snow fall there into the city could turn into snowfall in the afternoon how much is coming? >> chicago teachers union hates this the school board passed changes approved chicago public schools city board of education moving forward to close or turnaround more than a dozen schools strong opposition >> question was really whether chicago school board would take to pressure and remove schools from the chopping block but the answer was a no >> packed a school board chambers erupted in anchor unanimous passed to close at turn around a 17 struggling schools decision likely means loss of hundreds of teaching jobs of thousands of students knew weren't
Feb 2, 2012 9:00pm CST
to build a new plant west of chicago news comes a day after chrysler announces posting a profit first time since 2005. >> governor pat quinn revving up the engine and belvedere people are going back to work. aside from 1800 new jobs and governor pat quinn says it ripple of fact helping to keep the illinois economy >> many many people supply industry also receiving jobs good for chrysler is good for dodge and good for illinois. >> executive said it dodge dart rolling off assembly line this summer not just for north american market but overseas to 48 different countries. >> ground-breaking new car. represents a big step in achieving outstanding fuel economy and it will change consumer perceptions of what to expect and a compact sedan. >> chrysler's new compact car proved to be economic engine planners hope dodge dart first dodge a vehicle to incorporate fiat roof architecture part of the chrysler family with european underpinning. happy all the workers say most excited about the new jobs. >> production levels going through now. not just at this plant but the other outside supplier
Feb 21, 2012 9:00pm CST
victim's brother taken into custody. no word if or when chargers will be filed chicago police investigating. >> shock and sadness after a boy falls to his death gold coast high-rise. 17 year old boy with autism and down syndrome fell 46 floors down the garbage chute. charley manley noticed missing by his family last night found in the trash compactor police believe horrible accident. boy it remembered smiling child who loved to give presents like on valentine's day. two women hospitalized chicago fire fighters pulled them from burning apartment on the far north side. firefighters rescued women with three other adults and two children this afternoon about 2:00 west granville in the west rogers park neighborhood firefighter said building filled with smoke. because under investigation. owner of funeral home exposed for running a shoddy practice defendant the business no heat or electricity at carter p and royal chapel south shore neighborhood slapped harry carter with a citation despite conditions reportedly found several bodies prepared for burial. carter insists all bodies trea
Feb 14, 2012 12:00pm CST
chicago police officers will have new shields on their helmets ... in case of violence breaks out. good afternoon i am steve sanders. >>and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >>julian crews is live on the south side with details >>there's harsh criticism being leveled against mayor emanuel by the head of the police union raising serious security concerns about the nato and g-8 summit preparations >>we are disappointed that it has taken some prodding by the chicago media to get the ball rolling ... it's something that should have been addressed and down in the planning of the g-8 summits it just shows us that the government here is not prepared >>he said only after they sounded the alarm to the rahm emanuel administration take action ordering the plexiglass shields at a cost of under $200,000 apiece those shields will protect the officers from anything thrown in their faces by protesters ... we looked at the old helmut seeing that it was inadequate in the face of massive protests that have been taking place in
Feb 22, 2012 12:00pm CST
chicago board of education earlier today protesting one of the biggest decisions that will be made later today and that is to callclose to schools phase out five more and turn around 10 others ... there was an amended decision on the phasing out of crane tech chemical high-school favoring instead a turnaround of the curriculum there.. >>police continued to search for the man who sexually assaulted a 13 year-old girl yesterday in the west englewood neighborhood that girl was walking on the 5900 block of south wood st. around nine in the morning tuesday when a man began talking to her he drew a handgun and forced her to step into an alleyway where she was an assault that two witnesses who saw the attacker ran from the scene described him as a black man between 5 ft. 9 in. and 5 ft. 11 in. with a slam build >>there has been another serious accident of any wrong way driver and chicago expressway's the latest happened on the kennedy expressway where julian crews is live >>investigators are trying to understand exactly what the driver saw ... the 25 year-old vanessa castillo may have see
Feb 15, 2012 9:00pm CST
35 year veteran of chicago fire department a hero many times over fire commissioner robert hoff leaving his post immediately. top story around the country tonight during the replacement shows and why he is leaving not clear tracking details for us >> we do know he is stepping down we do not know why. was it personal? more to this? hoping to find out more tomorrow. you have seen this gentlemen on television and many robert hoff times fire the face of chicago fire department no longer overseeing this after year and a half on the job. appointed by mayor daley june 2010 robert hoff as you mentioned a third generation firefighter his father also of firefighter who died in the line of duty yester day marked 50 years since his death. robert hoff has been with department 35 years well liked by the rank-and-file today told me they were shocked to hear this afternoon of his departure. >> i did not expect this not today. preparing for the meeting tonight when i heard. it was a budget issue. nothing to do with g8 and nato summits because the type of person who likes to get his hands dirty a
Feb 26, 2012 9:00pm CST
help from chicago mayor rahm emanuel. jubilee in this sanctuary at the church this morning. pastor corey brooks finally off the roof top back into the pulpit and being showered with praise. >> want to celebrate him for such an amazing display of sacrifice, godliness righteousness, humility. >> your pastor had a strength that moved us all. >> for more than three months brooks lived in a tent on the roof of a bacon motel across the street from his church he refused to come down until he raised $450,000 to buy the eyesore in demolish it and on friday he got his wish, a good deed from hollywood mogul tyler perry the 100,000 donation pushed brooks over his fund- raising goal for the first days of the project today he thinks those who offered support including mayor rahm emanuel. >> but the pastor did over the last month to raise our consciousness is to remind us that one individual voice one individual action can say an entire ripple effect throughout a community. >> and in a community that has been plagued by gun violence and crime pastor brooks is committed to building a community cen
Feb 10, 2012 9:00pm CST
chicago tonight. top story around the country tonight starting with tom skilling in the weather center down the it is getting cold outside temperatures down more than 20 degrees 20. our temperature drops expense of the cold air arctic sad thing us a good loaf of cold air look at the bread shells at this hour expected to drop 30-40 below zero gusty wind blowing over 30 mi. per hour parts of chicago area weather bug temperatures at the moment down to single digits at harvard 30's today feels like three degrees below their. low temperatures also. the wind is howling up to 50 mi. per hour soldier field when the gusts up to 43 mi. per hour and snow fall up to 3 in. 1.6 in. down at midway at plainfield o'hare has had 1.5 in. of snow. shifting to the lake is no plume hammering portions of a northwest indiana at this hour on the computer model forecast by 3:00 in the morning still pounding northwest indiana only 20 mi. across but it is coming down in the middle of that. patrolling conditions that bring out the best in people >> you are a good man >> on the expressways and tollways white knuckl
Feb 25, 2012 9:30pm CST
no expectations have been filed. >> a veteran chicago police officer died, 48 year-old at about 9:00 a.m. he was taken to northwestern hospital in grave condition where he later died. bela police are still without a suspect after a south shore woman was found stabbed to death in her apartment on friday. on what may have been a robbery which turned deadly. >> we don't know what happened or who did it. >> i am talking on the phone and i saw my child laying here on the floor on the other side of the bed. i just lost it. >> martin lived next door to her daughter and worried after phone calls went unanswered friday morning, she believes robbery may have been the motive so police are talking. >> they took her jewelry we can not find her iphone. we cannot find it and it is still going to voicemail. >> this is a 18 year-old daughter kia when she got the call to come home on friday, her father met her at the door. >> i wanna know who did that to my mom. >> its grief that is still very fresh tortillas who is was taking classes with her mom at a college, she was studying criminal justice and wa
Feb 17, 2012 12:00pm CST
ski mask and gloves anyone with information about the attack is urged to contact chicago police reporting from the rose cliff neighborhood nancy loo a woman stabbed in a flower shop remains in serious condition in chicago police search for the person responsible the attack happened at no. and when chester around 1130 yesterday morning the victim was an employee of that store police say a man handed her note announcing the robbery and he stepped her in the head on the harm he grab some cash and i-pod and took off guardian angels have fliers giving the matter at the blue line stopped and damen and milwaukee to raise awareness >>let's put the cameras up we have been asking for the security cameras for years >>the rubber is also described as african-american 25-35 years old about 6 ft. 4 in. he also has a tattoo of yellowbird on the left side of his neck. >>the missing mother and her three children have been tracked to indiana aurora police and looking into a tip that laurie may and her children were at the wal-mart in hobart yesterday afternoon there are also checking to see if a 1
Feb 3, 2012 9:00pm CST
to hide from police cannot hide >> sticking up for neighborhood >> hand and out at our sot chicago police speed bike chase and five men who had just robbed a chase bank 1 suspect hiding in a bakery next try to get attention to police, went looking for him by that time the guy crawled under the cheap >> put your hands out is what i told them that he did and did not know if he had a weapon or not >> all five suspects now in police custody two of them included this guy are believed to have twice robbed a chase branch on milwaukee today everyone got involved bakery worker even the alert witness outside the bank gave a description of the get away card >> classic example of the public can help law enforcement on a daily basis >> five suspects have not been charged yet fbi and chicago police tried to figure out everybody's role in this but good police work and good samaritans make for a very good day. >> quite a story. susan g komen for the cure does a complete reversal not stopping giving money to planned parenthood after a firestorm of criticism newsroom tonight with details >> lombard
Feb 2, 2012 12:00pm CST
cars at a plant northwest of chicago. that afternoon i am steve sanders >>and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers for watching us from the country on wgn america and on the web. >>julian crews has this top story >>chrysler executives say they are investing $700 million in infrastructure upgrades in order to build the new dodge dart that will sell in many countries ... >>this is a 21st century vehicle made by people right here in illinois working together in the best traditions of our state. >>that was illinois gov. pat quinn playing car salesman he's not the all-in-one excited about the new compact fuel- efficient car from chrysler it will be an economic engine for this region bringing 1800 new jobs to the belvedere ill. chrysler plant it's a remarkable turnaround for the american wanamaker industry experts say that sergio marconi has engineered an automotive miracle taking at the company back to profitability ... it's a compilation and collaboration of the efforts with the merged chrysler and fiat interests ... >>the truth is you will be building the first chrysler group vehi
Feb 14, 2012 9:00pm CST
? explaining chicago and new moneymaker >> major win for the city that can use what right about now bottom line if you owe money to chicago there will collect >> you cannot how can you defend that the fact that you owe the money? >> the way the state and the city can partner the obligations are paid. >> partnering in december spring guilty of the city the green light to dip into state income tax returns of people and businesses who owe and the city is poised to do just that. leveling the playing field does not tilt in favor of those who cheat other taxpayers >> tough to argue it deadbeats at the end of the line ignored multiple warnings and attempts at collection for red light and parking tickets building code violations and leaving law- abiding citizens holding the bag. at a time the city is deeply in debt. >> financials to work of resources every single dollar matters to us. >> this is a lot of dollars and cents ranging between 8-$20 million this year even someone devoted to helping someone illegally dispute tickets has trouble finding a problem. >> if you do owe the money and the city h
Feb 18, 2012 9:00pm CST
parents are angry over a chicago public schools slated for a turnaround and a protest that started yesterday after an afternoon meeting. >> good evening everyone.. we have tonight's top story. >> this elementary school and humboldt park has parents upset. a group of parents and protesters spent the night there in order to get the attention of cps leaders. there: the overnight sit-in at a big victory because it finally granted a face-to-face meeting with the board members. they set up tents in front of the school they worked on dozens of homemade signs and had food and drinks ready to pass out but at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon the protesters in parents' emerged from the elementary school after a long night. >> we hardly slept but the only reason we were able to be here is because of everyone because of all love and support and belief that you have. >> parents are upset because upsetcps'planned to make elementary school a turnaround school which would essentially clean the house of the school's current leadership and many of its teachers. >> you can at or around and affect the lives of
Feb 20, 2012 12:00pm CST
sister described him as a fun-loving hard-working family man he died being a father >>another chicago area child has been hit by falling television set or were police say that the television fell from a bookshelf and struck a four year-old girl yesterday the chiles uncle was babysitting he told police that he stepped out of the room to attend to the other children in his care that little girl was taken to rush-copley medical center where a ct scan found no pattern apparent fractures as a precaution to transfer to lutheran general for observation and is currently in condition >>a chicago sanitation worker has been charged with trying to carry a loaded gun onto a plane at midway airport as 51 year-old willie thomas said his laptop bags through a scanner saturday security agents discovered a beretta pistol with eight live rounds thomas was not allowed to board his flight to atlanta instead he was arrested he has a valid state firearm card but he said that he would never intentionally try to take any gone onto a plane >>a nationwide historic medical event changed the lives of two chicago-
Feb 1, 2012 9:00pm CST
exaggerated would not say how many students >> soul train found dead chicago home don cornelius took his own life. last appearance in the city last september soul train celebration concert at millennium park. >> the way soul train and did every beat action packed soul train show. don cornelius came to fame when the music world as segregated as racial politics of the time. soul train over arched social discrimination and audience of young old black-and- white everyone who loved rhythm and blues. nothing like it seen before. soul train became universal >> it was there. the kids and did not have this racial thing they wanted to rock. do not tell me about the old days. this was the new thing. >> the every artist from james brown-michael jackson jackson five and elton john to as recent as beyonce all appeared on a soul train at in the 1970's don cornelius basketball sized afro and clothing cooled into the microphone with rich baritone voice. short showmanship kept his image alive for decades >> could not get a record without being on soul train back in the day >> you wanted to be on soul
Feb 28, 2012 9:00pm CST
chicago style monument. wgn news @ 9 >> i know so much of the case was about intent what was the intent? >> patti blagojevich tearfully talking television interview about her husband rod blagojevich guilty verdict sent to camp to prison for years. good evening top story. preparations are being made for rod blagojevich departure. outside the north side home tonight >> rod blagojevich family tucked inside tonight cold rainy evening. day before his wife interview talk-show host rosie o'donnell heirs of the own network tomorrow. patti blagojevich reduced to tears at the thought of preparing her daughters would be difficult goodbye to her father simply too much to bear >> cannot fathom what you are going through but to pretend that not want to happen >> talk-show host rosie o'donnell tried to get a tearful patti blagojevich to face the reality is fast approaching need to get ready to say goodbye after two trials constant claim of innocence rod blagojevich leading to serve 14 year prison sentence >> to have a child removed from their father calling to be devastating thing. and you can help th
Feb 16, 2012 12:00pm CST
injured in a car fire on the southeast side of chicago fire fighters fall before pulled 48 year-old man from the passenger side of the car at 78 and can with last night police say that they do not know what sparked this fire that this it looks like a began in the car's engine the firefighters grabbed him pull them through the window there worked on right away they got him to briefbreathe ... >>the man was taken to the university of chicago medical center where he is being treated for smoke inhalation >>two men who came up through the ranks of the chicago fire department to gather or honored today by each other ... retiring commissioner robert hoff past leadership to someone he called a brother tunney francisco is live with the story >>there were questions as to whether the fire commissioner was resigning over differences with the mayor but he cited more time he needed with the family ... >>he has a long distinguished career 35 years of service and to awards for bravery for rescuing people from burning buildings ... jose santiago replaces him as a 32 year veteran of the department he is
Feb 24, 2012 9:00pm CST
community center corps to help stop some of the crime i love the people of chicago. >> extremely grateful tonight for brother tyler perry. com on we can do better than that let him know. after the news conference pastor corey brooks with his family to change and take hot shower looking forward to for a long time he and family to a movie theater to watch a movie good deeds tonight. >> thought i wanted to get in shape and hair cut not enough time shower fell to excellent i did not want to get out. >> back to work making a new community center in reality >> going to be a great community center passed on the south side of chicago. i will guarantee. >> pastor corey brooks abrading completion of phase want fundraising $450,000 impressive but face to the actual building of the center costing estimated $15 million much more fundraising left to be done. watching the movie inside with his family by the way tyler perry is not here tonight pastor brooks says looking bored to thinking him in person some day soon >> a good story happy ending. chicago police issue a community alert after a woma
Feb 3, 2012 12:00pm CST
adds to the news of increased factory output and stronger manufacturing ... chicago and the midwest are seeing an undeniable uptick in business we saw clear evidence of this yesterday in the far northwest suburban belvidere illinois where it was announced by chrysler that the dodge dart will have a manufacturing base their four both domestic and export product ... and mayor rahm emanuel announced a $68 billion german companies would bring its north american headquarters to chicago. they say the region's manufacturing and industrial capabilities are what drew them to chicago ... but there is a report based on government statistics that say there is a shortage of skilled manufacturing human capital ... there may be 600,000 openings for skilled workers in manufacturing that require specialized training ... chicago jobs for justice says that the government has to take a more active role in retraining for jobs programs said that unemployed may find work >>it will continue to hurt our economy if there is no training for these open positions in the future >>we're at the thompson center the
Feb 15, 2012 12:00pm CST
her he faces misdemeanor battery charges >>ice t trade service rolls into chicago's union s high-speed train service rolls into chicago's union station amtrak introduce this morning a special train that reaches speeds of up to 110 mi. per hour the train left chicago it 7:00 this morning and stopped in new buffalo and kalamazoo michigan the train began its return trip just after 11:00 and it is expected to arrive in chicago by 1230 just one-and-a-half hours one way ... ok! who gets occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating? get ahead of it! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day helps defend against digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. hit me! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. that was me trying to be discreet with my vial and syringe. me, drawing my insulin dose. and me the day i discovered novolog flexpen. flexpen is pre-filled with your mealtime insulin. dial the exact dose, inject by pushing a button. no vials, syringes or coolers to carry. flexpen is insulin delivery my way. novolog is a fast-acting insulin used to contro
Feb 21, 2012 12:00pm CST
no charges have been filed in that case chicago police are still looking for suspects in a fatal drive-by shooting at a liquor store two people were killed and five teenagers were hurt in sunday night's shooting at budget food and liquors on east 79th street 19 year-old jamal harris was found dead inside of the store 54 year-old gregory clancy was found dead outside police say that a tan car pulled up and someone from inside the vehicle opened fire the shooting did not appear to be a random attack but police still trying to figure out whether that shooting is gang-related >>firefighters and streamwood were able to rescue a man who fell into a partially frozen pond the 43 year-old fell into the water yesterday police say that the eyes gave way while he was trying to ride his bicycle across the pont declined airpark authorities arrived in pulled him out a few minutes later he was taken to the hospital but he was not heard officials are crediting the quick rescue to a group of kids playing in the park they called 911 after seeing the man fall >>that rescue came just one day after a
Feb 8, 2012 12:00pm CST
online voting process is also in question and again the city clerk is meeting with chicago police as well as the chicago crime commission in the dc-9 will be the first of the emanue administrationl . >> lisa looking for gunmen responsible for shooting on the south side. the shooting happened overnight at a gas station and police say the suspect fault with another man at the gas station left and then returned and pulled up to the victim in shot the 21 year-old man in the head and he is in critical condition. the suspect is still at large. >> for the fourth time in three months and another young child in chicago has been killed by a fall in television. this latest tragedy happened yesterday on the south side. police say this one-year-old was running through the living room when he bumped into a television set win more than 100 lbs. and fractured his goal in missing wisconsin girl has been found it safe in chicago. the two year-old was not injured and was taken it to be children's hospital for evaluation and her father was taken into custody. he is wanted in connection with the murder o
Feb 6, 2012 9:00pm CST
around chicago big tickets for violators. gov. quinn and mayor emmanuel say is about safety but critics say cash cow for the city. reaction >> speed cameras coming to designated safety zones in chicago areas. could cover almost half of the city. the mayor says the goal is to get drivers to slow down. and keep children safe. critics say the city needs to pump the brakes. >> i think it is great >> colleen conlan principle of canter middle school in hyde park last year to students hit by a car going too fast. injuries were minor but the speeding problem is not >> we want children to be safe to and from school one more measure we can take as a city to make sure that happens safety the number one concern legislation signed today it a lot of chicago to operate speed cameras in designated safety zones near schools and parks drivers $50 ticket for going six-10 mi. per hour over the speed limit the fine jumps to $100 after that >> if you save one life to save the entire world >> traffic pass >> barnet fagel runs a website called ticket doctor we met up with them in a school's out near ca
Feb 13, 2012 9:00pm CST
say they do not want to jeopardize status with the school if in fact invited to return. >> chicago bears rookie busted on drug charges linebacker jt thomas arrested morgantown west virginia where he played college football. misdemeanor possession of marijuana. missed the entire season with a back injury last year statement issued we are aware of jt thomas arrested currently gathering information. tonight body of pop singer whitney houston flown out of los angeles heading home to new jersey for funeral services later this week. investigators confirmed found underwater in the bathtub saturday one report says by her aunt. prescription drugs were found in the room including xanax combined with all can be fatal. reporter following this in los angeles. the news of the debt of whitney houston seeping in with friends and family some are looking back at final interactions with the center. sounded happy in a voicemail she left just hours before she was found dead in beverly hills hotel room saturday afternoon. >> i do not think she was trying to mask any thing had gospel music playing down w
Feb 9, 2012 9:00pm CST
the customers we opening tomorrow so far chicago police nobody arrested >> two year old girl followed by an television getting better critical-serious condition happened last night mother heard a crash daughter trapped underneath the dresser 29 in. television it appeared the girl trying to climb on top of the dresser the fifth time a television has fallen on a child last few months all other children died wrong way drive lakeshore drive 3 car accident near the intersection roosevelt road when a red nissan went to the north and southbound lanes three people taken to the hospital. driver suffered a broken pelvis and fractured clavicle one of the two victims and another suffered facial fractures that required surgery. leaders shouted down tonight by members of local school council the pastors and community activists say cps leaders to take bold action to improve education including closing schools forcing it to turn around program local counsel in chicago teachers union announced a lawsuit against that today to block in such schools. student at the center of the sticker city sti
Feb 9, 2012 12:00pm CST
were seen exiting the train on foot. it is now back up and running. >> chicagos city clerk is replacing the new vehicle sticker over concerns that eight days gang-related. 15 year-old herbie pulgars design was picked a week ago and it shows hands reaching out to chicagos police paramedics and firefighters. some said the positions of the hands resemble a sign from a specific gang the car is also a symbol used by the same gang. the young boy says he is not in a gang and that the perception of him is putting his life in danger. >> i do not need this now my life is in danger because people think i am in a gang. >> his art teacher says she taught him to draw the hands this way and mother says he is not in a gang. >> mary mad was administration has to concerns about the south side it irish parade. the administration sent a letter to the parade committee asking for more details about its plans for security. it is also requesting public hearings the city has except to the committee's application but it has not issued the permit. the parade is slated for march 11th it was shut down thr
Feb 7, 2012 9:00pm CST
information to better inform policy decisions. batt but thank you tonight chicago city clerk investigating whether gang signs are part of the new city sticker. sticker supposedly honors firefighters paramedics and police decide by 16 year-old attending a school for troubled troubled youth. the position of the hands is compared to some by symbols flashed by members infamous street gang police superintendent karen mccarthy has about to destroy. talking to authorities the office that selects the sticker that you for joining us. >> always a pleasure fortunately so much with the issue at hand here one clarification interestingly enough of the officer does not select the winner of the people of chicago to through online voting 18,000 people selected the artwork and felt it was a good way the new development something i will pay close attention to we will have to look at the facts before we make an informed decision. >> what is your take off and that the hands of represent a gang symbol? >> waiting to hear from police experts i am certainly not an expert on that at four in all fairn
Feb 20, 2012 9:00pm CST
they say they have been denied >> statement issued late today chicago public school spokesperson rights cps breaking away from status quo that has failed to students year after year what has been tried in the past has not worked going back to the same failed policies not in the best interest of the students some observers and the mayor's neighborhood say cannot agree more >> to not know exactly what the answer will be but i do know what is working out is not actually working something has to give >> largely organized by chicago teachers union march huge stake in education reform teachers responsible for a very proud cps alumni. >> i know what we are capable of to not turn this around to give us a voice >> close to five and to people in the crowd tonight organizers say they are demanding a meeting with the mayor before when state school board vote ideally more resources for existing schools. parents and advocates elementary school rose le neighborhood to stop cps from closing school supporters of wendell smith elementary school cps officials to take a closer look before deciding to make
Feb 1, 2012 12:00pm CST
chicago and began his broadcasting career here. that afternoon i am steve sanders ... >>5 and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers for watching us are wrong the country on wgn america and on the web. >>robert jordan is live at the radio station where the career began for don cornelius and broadcasting >>he was one of the real music icons of his era right up there with dick clark ... he began his career here at channel 26 and later at wgn tv studios when his show "soul train" went into syndication ... american bandstand played to white audiences and on cornelia's came up with something for the african-american youth ... >>he was one of the best known figures of his era ... don cornelius came to fame at a moment when the music world was as divided as the social politics of the times. yet don cornelius and "soul train" was beloved by black and white audiences alike loyal viewers watched every show >>the kids didn't have any issues with the racial stuff ... >>"soul train" was a crossover program >>yes, yes, yes the white kids enjoy it the exposure to this great dancing and music and it re
Feb 29, 2012 12:00pm CST
the severe weather. >>chicago police are searching for the driver of a van that hit and killed teenage girl. allie at tompkins was struck at 80th and ashland last night nancy loo spoke with her friends mourning her death she was visiting her grandmother ... people who knew her cannot believe that ceviche is gone >>she's real cool >>a good person very sweet if he needed help she would noise help you she was fun to be around >>the garden house cool the thornton high-school student was visiting her grandmother crossing the street when hit by a light colored bandvan she was rushed to hospital where she died ... many are dismayed that someone would drive off after hitting a teenage girl >>you should get enough respect ... you should care that they're ok and not dead or severely injured you should care you shouldn't just drive off it's wrong >>police are checking nearby surveillance cameras along ashland to seize any captured images of that driver or the van is visible on this deadly hit and run >>communities on the south side of chicago are on high alert after two sexual assaults in
Feb 28, 2012 12:00pm CST
cloud of pretty police brutality allegations north chicago's police chief has retired it was the death of darrin hanna in november that set up a rash of brutality complaints against the police department ... >>i think he made the right decision had he not retired he probably would have been fired because there was an abundance of situations where the police looked the other way and did not do their job >>is a very good chance that darrin hanna would still be alive had these policemen had better training and better policy and enforcement of these policies >>if the mayor had to go ... and the chief had to go ... the mayor said he did appreciate mike knew somenewsome and the job he did an interim chief has been named to replace him voters are going to the polls today in michigan and in arizona to make a choice in the republican presidential race ... a total of 59 delegates are at stake in today's primaries mitt romney said he's planning to win in both states most polling shows that he is leading in arizona and analysts say that a win in michigan could give his campaign a very big boost bu
Feb 24, 2012 4:00pm EST
capitalism. we're at the university of chicago school of business talking capitalists. meanwhile back east, this apparently called snow ma ged don. in chicago, they call it an early spring. welcome to the 30 million jobs tour, college edition. ♪ my kind of town, chicago >> good friday afternoon to you. the 30 million jobs tour has blown into the windy city on a friday afternoon and along for the ride on our college edition, students of the university of chicago's school of business. we thank them for welcoming us this afternoon. good afternoon to everyone out there. good afternoon to you. i'm dylan ratigan. for business school, many young americans, that decision is a first step towards a career of investment and entrepreneurship and problem solving and innovation that not only creates jobs, but does so in a way that solves problems. learning a business model, learning how to assess investment risks. those are the things that teach our entrepreneurs how to spot winning ideas and develop them. capitalism as we have always known it. but business school or capitalism has become an
Feb 19, 2012 9:00pm CST
philips. >> a chicago police officer is in good condition tonight at memorial hospital after he was shot in the hand during a scuffle with a suspect, officers were responding to call of a person with a gun near 68th in stoney island, they chased the suspect on foot, during a struggle police say the suspect pulled out a gun and shot one of the officers in the hands. we found out that he was subsequently shot he was struck three times at this point as far as we can tell he is in stable condition and the officer is in good shape also. >> family members identified the suspect as this man who was taken to start your hospital. open containers of alcohol in a car involved in a fatal crash this morning they say this car was speeding west on mcginn highway about 4:00 a.m. when it slammed into the back of a semi, tonight the driver said he felt something but kept driving for a few blocks before he pulled over incident found the car still wedged underneath his truck, the driver of the car was 21 year- old hernandez in died at the scene. he was airlifted to a dekalb hospital in critical conditi
Feb 10, 2012 12:00pm CST
admit to hitting them. felony charges are pending. >> a chicago woman is charged with driving under the influence calls and in an accident in bodily harm she was also cited for driving without insurance and having her driver's license. she was heading north and southbound lane when she collided head-on with another vehicle. both passenger and driver in the other vehicle were injured. >> police have issued a warrant for the rest of the boys' basketball cor rest of the boys' basketball coach. he was fired for accusations of sexual misconduct by female students say the 25 year-old teacher touched them inappropriately and made sexual comments to them. he is charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of child seduction. >> employees at a lincoln park store found half a million dollars' worth of jewls missing when they arrived to work on wednesday morning. the safe at steve quick jewlwer said there was a small hole in its safe. the robbers it first broke into the restaurant next door and then broke down a wall right next tuesday 2 ton safe owner says it is de
Feb 23, 2012 3:00am EST
msnbc's richard wolfe coming up next. still ahead, a new policy in chicago could close public schools in poor areas. i will speak to the head of the chicago teachers union about what this means for students. sarah palin says a brokered convention would be a good thing, and she is not alone. mike capps antonio takes on the gop surge is later in the hour. share your thoughts on twitter using #ed show. we are right back. >> the ed show is brought to you by mazda. it just seemed to me tonight they had come together and said, we're really going to hit president obama on this and show some unity. i don't know if that happened but it seemed that way. they are absolutely bent that this president is doing the wrong thing in dealing with iran. your thoughts on that. >> well, again, they can only make that case by entirely misstating his position. so his actual rhetorical position is no different from president bush, that he will not tolerate iran having a nuclear weapon. but look at the sanctions regime. rick santorum went out there and said this president opposed sanctions. this is the toughest s
Feb 23, 2012 12:00pm CST
across the chicago metropolitan area await a blast of winter weather ... expected to bring a combination of rain, sleet and snow. good afternoon. i am steve sanders. >>and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web ... julian crews is live in north suburban gurnee with our top story: >>the challenge for the public works departments in the northwest suburbs is to keep the rain from freezing the roads >>we have our equipment already ... we will pre load the trucks before this evening's rush hour >>the equipment is standing by and the snowplows are ready to drop layers of salt in advance of the snow to keep the rain and the sleek tot freezing of the roadways ... the good news is that more than $100,000 and assaulting supplies will be saved this year because of the mild winter ... across lake county as well as coke and mchenry ... everyone is getting prepared >>usually we do see increases in traffic we don't know of people will purchase goods related to the weather but we expect them to come. >>perhaps people will be
Feb 24, 2012 8:00pm EST
chicago continues over school closings. rahm emanuel is dismissing protest as noise. the reverend jesse jackson is here to respond. >>> thanks for watching. the attacks keep coming on president obama from the right wing culture warrors led by rick santorum. last week the former senator of pennsylvania accused the president of the united states of having a phony theology. last night, he took it to a new level in an interview with psycho talker glen beck. he combined attacks on public education with his attacks on the president's faith. he lumped them together in one big giant sound bite of crazy. >> 62% of the kids who go in college with the faith commitment leave without it. >> um-hmm. >> i understand why barack obama wants to send every kid to college. >> oh, yeah. >> they are indoctrination mills. absolutely. and i floated the idea and am trying to figure out how we can make it work of somehow or another requiring colleges and universities who receive public dollars to have intellectual diversity. the indoctrination at university level -- >> they are hiding behind tenure. >> san
Feb 24, 2012 7:30pm EST
rail from chicago to rockford. we are working with elected officials in the south suburbs and in will county to build a new airport. [ applause ] and we're building high speed rail from chicago to st. louis and a new bridge across the mississippi river. [ applause ] all of these projects and many, many more have created thousands of jobs. i want to say thank you to the men and women of illinois who are doing this hard work. here in illinois, unlike other states in the midwest, we believe in the right of working people to organize. [ applause ] the hard work of our men and women is why illinois is moving forward. and speaking of hard work, i would like to salute our secretary of state jesse white. for the first time in history, we kept fatalities on the illinois highways below 1,000 for three consecutive years. thank you, secretary white. [ applause ] there's a passage in scripture, if you save one life, you save the whole world. and i want to thank secretary white for his commitment to highway safety and to saving lives. we all know that automobiles are essential to life in illin
Feb 12, 2012 9:00pm CST
southeastern illinois. the boys were raised in the town of 1900 200 mi. from chicago jordan now a senior in high school recently moved to relatives in kentucky is hoping college recruiters and noticed his football talent. he has had victories to. the last number 43 on the red elgin your senior high school varsity team, he is only a sophomore he is a running back and a linebacker and sunday plays for the chicago bears, his life in the small town has been a good solid and nurturing. eli has a dry sense of humor in his very playful, he seems happy. sam says eli and debbie has similar personalities stubbornness and natural leadership. he has a face like her mother and inherited her beautiful singing voice. >> we are grateful we been able to survive. >> but now one of the man whose death sentence was commuted to life without parole in 2003 by gov. george ryan will be able to go before a u.s. district judge and ask for a new trial fidel kathy has said since that day he was arrested he did not commit the crimes. cathy says he didn't get a fair trial because the testimony of two witnesses was left
Feb 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
james peterson react. >>> in chicago, public educators are under fire yet again. >> we don't want to you sab taj our communities. you will not kick us out of our schools. >> 17 schools in low income neighborhoods are lated to -- slated to close. teachers and parents are fired up we're going to chicago for the latest. >>> sarah palin is back at it again. >> however brokered convention i wouldn't be afraid of that. >> ring of fire radio host, mike pap tone know is here with the latest. >>> good do have you with us, folks, thanks for watching. >>> republicans in the state of virginia, they have overreached and created a real problem for themselves. virginia's radical abortion bill caus caus caused outrage and bob mcdonnell was forced to back down, although he didn't want to. the legislation sparked protests at the state capital. the bill forced women seeking an abortion to have an invasive trans-vaginal ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. it made no exceptions, no exceptions in the cases of rape or incest. very heartless. a coalition of women's organizations delivered more than 33
Feb 8, 2012 9:00pm CST
decision trying to make a decision best for chicago >> i am not a gangster i am not a thug or a person i am 15 years old and i live with my mother. >> today the city clerk feels terrible but had to do what is best for the city >> clearly something i cannot condone as clerk at the cannot ask any chicago went to put a sticker on a car if any suspicion can be misconstrued as related to a gang >> difficult to see the reaction but says she made the right call down but it is not about the young man and is about the perception that was created from the police experts and fueled it frankly by the media making it be an action and i had to make a difficult decision >> city clerk susana mendoza hopes to meet in person with the boy and mother as soon as possible meanwhile planning to enter competition again next year with a neutron second place design the one on the new city sticker designed by catilin henehan senior at resurrection high-school shows police firefighters paramedics as super heroes she told us the change caught her by surprise >> my sister texting me at work and i was shocked and grat
Feb 24, 2012 12:00pm CST
snow on chicago. the hardest hit were the far north and the northwest suburbs could afternoon i am steve sanders. >>and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the internet ... we have judy wang live along the northwest tollway in des plaines with more on the storm >>very challenging here in the northwest suburbs ... there is still a lot of winter left ... sounds of winter because we have had it easy thus far mount prospect residents said that it was no big deal >>i have to snowblower is >>but you are shovelling the old fashion way >>well it is good exercise >>the kennedy expressway was in good condition during over nine hours but the farther north you went the worse the conditions became the wind in the eyes were difficult with poor visibility there were several standouts lake county communities like gurnee and libertyville were hit hard with nearly 8 in. by the end of the morning rush-hour >>i missed the snow this winter ... i really like it ... >>this is quite mild i have lived in chicago all my life this is really no bi
Feb 17, 2012 9:00pm CST
many sick days at work? cook county circuit court also of flames on top of the old chicago post office in addieville but dozens of firefighters putting both on fire by hand. top story road closures and manpower in the bill tonight outside of the old post office with the story tonight. >> the roads have finally cleared crews have started to pull out of the area and not in large fire but a large structure in a large building and that what was causing big problems for firefighters tonight video you are looking at now the fire on the 10th floor the top floor of the old post office manpower out here tonight 130 locally firefighters were not necessary. because of the square footage of the old post office firefighters could see the smoke from the outside but cannot get to it. finally able to use hand pumps to put it out. how and why did the fire get started? no answers tonight. the trains run under the building ventilation system a very elaborate ventilation system to exhaust through the roof. the fire started in one of those phantom limbs recently reports not working as deputy chief if a bro
Feb 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
auto kerner against the unpopular stratton and paul douglas picking up the university of chicago vote, the intellectual vote and also douglas had cultivated farmers in southern illinois for the entirety of his senate career. he campaigned in southern illinois not only for himself, but also for auto kerner and jfk. so the republican party even though it was a shambles and even though nixon was ahead on the polls, well, he didn't win the election in illinois, did he? whether he got enough votes, of course, is another matter. actually, that raises an interesting question, the vote count in texas. it seems that in illinois there's now, a few years ago someone developed new techniques for evaluating votes which involved random sample numbers and apparently if you try to add votes, steal elections by simply making up numbers, you don't do it randomly the way it would like you were counting real votes. if you had the precinct tallies, you being tell the difference. this is another study that needs to be done and ed's not a satisfactory vote in that, it needs to be supplemented. in addit
Feb 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
then obviously if he hits these two, chicago will have to foul again. looked like he was inside. watson knocks down another free throw. 22 for watson. celtics have led the whole game by 11 in the first half, by 14 late in the fourth. bulls have battled back every time. and have not been able to get over the hump and that's a critical miss, rondo grabs it and is fouled. a two-possession game, rondo's rebound completes the triple-double. and the celtics fans giving their team a standing ovation. rondo, 30 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds. >> jeff: i think this game is very well for both teams, the response by the celtics and chicago, even though they struggled all game to shoot the ball well, finding a way to continue to battle back and give themselves an opportunity to win the game. >> mike: again doing it without derrick rose, rose sitting this one out with the back injury. this game ends a nine-game road trip for the chicago bulls and for boston after those two tough losses, one for the lakers when it went right down to the wire and then the bad loss to toronto. would have be
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